Community History Collection
Speaker: Menski, Werner, 1949 - 0, Interviewee, Male, Teacher
Speaker: Hyde, C, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Recalls Asian life in Leicester from 1972, initially being cinema and dance events. Describes multi-cultural 'taster' sessions involving folk dancing from different countries, also Raas Garba events. Mentions event at Countesthorpe, competitiveness of events. Recalls development of dance from folk to classical, outreach work, comments on role of dance in culture. Notes that Leicester is Gujurati dominated, talks about conflict of staying traditional versus incorporating newer influences.
Place of birth: Germany
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s
Recording Date: 8/12/1995
Playing time: 25 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: CHCL
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